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Greek Law in Its Political Setting

Justifications Not Justice

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Greek Law in Its Political Setting
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This volume explores the way in which law integrated with other aspects of life in ancient Greece. The papers collected here reveal a number of different pathways between law and political, social, and economic life in Greek societies. Emanating from several scholarly traditions, they offer a range of contrasting but complementary insights rarely collected together. What emerges clearly is that law in Greece only takes on its full meaning in a broadly political context. Dynamic tensions govern the relationships between this semi-autonomous legal arena and other spheres of life. An ideology of equality before the law was juxtaposed with a practical reality of individuals' unequal abilities to cope with it. It is hard to draw firm lines between the settlement of cases in court and the spill-over of legal actions into the agora, the streets, the fields, and the houses. Hence it is hardly surprising if justice can all too easily give way to justification.
Release date Australia
February 22nd, 1996
Contributors
Edited by A.D.E. Lewis Edited by Lin Foxhall
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
line figures
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
180
Dimensions
145x225x18
ISBN-13
9780198140856
Product ID
2304264

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